e-Veritas Archive | October 13th, 2010

Marine Science Graduate Student Organization to host annual auction at Rosenstiel School

5:00 pm

The Marine Science Graduate Student Organization (MSGSO) of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will host its 13th annual benefit auction on Friday, October 22 at 5 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School’s F.G. Walton Smith Commons, Virginia Key.

The MSGSO represents more than 200 students who are pursing advanced degrees in marine biology and fisheries, marine geology and geophysics, applied marine physics, meteorology and physical oceanography, marine affairs and policy, and marine and atmospheric chemistry.

The organization’s annual auction raises money to help fund the Student Travel Fund, which helps pay for students to travel to scientific conferences to present their research, participate in fieldwork, and take part in internships in marine affairs. Each year, the auction is a success, as people from the local Key Biscayne and Miami communities have turned out, alongside fellow UM students and faculty, to support the effort. Last year the event, which features everything from jewelry and artwork to tickets to local restaurants, raised nearly $6,000 to support Rosenstiel School students.

Admission is $5. Refreshments will be served.

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Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Analyticity and Knowledge by Virtue of Meaning in Bolzano

3:30 pm

The University of Miami’s Department of Philosophy will present Sandra LaPointe, professor of philosophy at Kansas State University, on Friday, October 22 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building, Room 316. LaPointe, who specializes in the history of analytic philosophy, will present “Analyticity and Knowledge by Virtue of Meaning in Bolzano.” For more information, visit www.miami.edu/phi or call 305- 284-4757.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Astroglial-NF-kB is an Important Regulator of Learning and Memory and Neurogenesis in Female Mice

12:00 pm

John Bethea, professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Neurological Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine, will present “Astroglial-NF-kB is an Important Regulator of Learning and Memory and Neurogenesis in Female Mice” on Friday, October 22 at 12 p.m. in the Gautier Building, Room 118.

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Coaching for Performance

9:00 am

Research on leadership learning supports the notion that coaching by a supervisor makes the difference in permanent performance change, implementation, and retention of newly learned behaviors. This course, titled Coaching for Performance, will focus on learning techniques to ensure this performance change occurs. The course is a requirement for anyone who is a participant in the Leadership Academy.

Date: Friday, October 22
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Miller School of Medicine campus, Dominion Parking Garage, Suite 155

You must complete the corresponding online CBL prior to enrolling in the course. To register for the CBL and the live session, visit ulearn.miami.edu and follow the instructions to log on. For more information, call 305-243-3090.

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Critically acclaimed Irish poet Paul Perry returns to UM as part of Goran Reading Series


Irish poet Paul Perry, M.F.A. ’97, returns to the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus October 22-23 as part of the Goran Reading Series honoring professor Lester Goran’s 50-year teaching legacy.

Perry is the author and editor of a number of critically acclaimed books, including The Drowning of the Saints, Goldsmith’s Ghost, and The Orchid Keeper. A winner of the New Irish Writer of the Year Award, he most recently published a book of poetry, The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance, which was described by Dermot Bolger in The Sunday Business Post as “the work of a singular imagination.” He has also published 108 Moons, the selected poems of Jurga Ivanauskaite, which Perry translated into English with Ruta Suchodolskyte. He teaches creative writing at Kingston University, London, and University College Dublin and is Course Director in Poetry for the Faber Academy in Dublin.


Friday, October 22
• Master class for UM students at 3:30 p.m. in the Ashe Building, Room 427.
• Public reading at 7 p.m. at the CAS Gallery.

Saturday, October 23
• Community workshop at 1:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables.

All Goran Reading Series events are free and open to the public. While the master class is primarily focused on UM students, the community is welcome to attend and observe. Those who are interested in attending the community workshop at Books & Books should RSVP to Creative Writing Director M. Evelina Galang at [email protected].

About the Goran Reading Series
Since English Professor Lester Goran arrived at the University of Miami in 1960, his teaching and leadership have reverberated far beyond the classroom walls. His former students include professors who teach in the United States and Europe, literary-journal editors, and New York Times best-selling authors. The 2010-2011 Goran Reading Series provides an opportunity for members of both the UM and greater-Miami communities to celebrate Goran’s 50-year teaching legacy through readings, master classes, and workshops with some of his most accomplished students. In addition to teaching more than 20,000 students during his career at UM, Goran has continued to publish novels and short-story collections. He was also instrumental in helping to establish the first creative-writing curriculum at UM in 1965 and the MFA program in 1991.

The Goran Reading Series will also feature UM alumni Chantel Acevedo and Terrence Cheng. For more information and dates of future readings and workshops in the series, click here.

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